A county council has responded to complaints about badly-painted double yellow lines.
Highways workers from Lincolnshire County Council repainted the double yellow lines in St Mary’s Place, Stamford, last week.
But the paint has run among the cobbles.
The council’s area highways manager Kevin Brumfield said: “We are currently refreshing the lines for when parking enforcement starts on December 3 so that the parking restrictions are clear to motorists.
“It is always harder to put material on road surfaces like this but our contractor is going back to see if the appearance can be improved.”
Liz Heesom, who lives in the road, said: “This beautiful medieval church precinct has been spoilt by the careless and unsightly ladling out of thick yellow paint.”
Dean Cornish, of St Leonard’s Street, said the lines looked “shoddy in one of the most beautiful parts of the town centre”.